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Seems like countdowns for western developed games don’t get as much care and effort put into them in Japan. While the new Lord of Vermillion and Four Warriors of Light’s countdowns at least attempted to keep us in suspense, Square’s latest teaser site is clearly for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

 

If the big “2” from the Modern Warfare 2 logo doesn’t give it away, Activision and Call of Duty being credited at the bottom of the page certainly does.

 

Square Enix have been taking quite the interest in Western games of late, even outside of their acquisition of Eidos. They’ve already published Lost Winds (Wiiware) and Quantam of Solace in Japan, and will also be publishing Supreme Commander 2 in the West once it’s completed.

 

With Capcom publishing GTA and Square now grabbing the rights to Call of Duty, what other big Western franchises can Japanese publishers compete for?

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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